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Newspaper Accounts of the
August 21, 1883 Tornadoes
in Southeast Minnesota


The following newspaper articles came from The Winona Daily Republican.  A special thanks go out to Winona State University for allowing us access to their site and the opportunity to provide pdfs of this newspaper on this page. Without their help, we would not have been able to provide such a thorough coverage of the newspaper accounts of these historic tornadoes and some recovery efforts that took place.